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Army personnel prepare for a flag march following protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, at Bokel, in Dibrugarh on 11 December

Why states need to stop calling Indian Army to deal with protesters. It’s not riot police

When violence erupted in Assam last week over the Citizenship Amendment Act, Indian Army was instantly deployed, with the DGP saying it was just 'for show'.
File photo of Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed holding a meeting with army officials | @OfficialDGISPR/Twitter

Don’t get fooled by Bajwa drama. Pakistan Army still the only one with a nation to itself

Now that the dust has settled in Pakistan, and Gen Bajwa’s tenure extended for six months, a closer look reveals where the deception lies.
Indian Army | Representational image | PTI

Veterans on TV news have shamed Indian armed forces enough. Time to board out rotten apples

It was not at all surprising to see Pakistan use retd Maj Gen S.P. Sinha’s remarks to push its fake narrative about what goes on in Kashmir.

Lt Gen Ashwani Kumar’s comments on NewsX show ties between Army & veterans at all-time low

Indian Army and veterans are locked in a public battle on the issues of disability pension and proposed code of conduct for retired officers.
The exercise will see the participation of the integrated battle groups, which are the brainchild of Army Chief General Bipin Rawat | PTI file

Indian military must not become another lying ISPR, Pakistan Army’s propaganda wing

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat quoting speculative casualty figures after strike on terror camps in PoK was a break from tradition.

On Camera

Narendra Modi at a BJP rally in Karkardooma, New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

A chaiwala is PM, but it’s the cartel of power elites that calls the shots in India

Powerful political families mediate between the state and the society, shape policies, and bend the administrative machinery in line with their interests.

T20 World Cup: What can women’s cricket do to enjoy the popularity of men’s cricket?

The 7th edition of the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup has begun in Australia, but much of the conversation is still around the number of viewers tuning in.

Defence

Representational image of Kandla Port, Gujarat | Photo: Commons

Chinese ship carrying suspected cargo to Pakistan allowed to leave, equipment held back

The ship was detained at Gujarat's Kandla Port for allegedly mis-declaring an autoclave, which can be used to launch ballistic missiles, as an industrial ‘dryer’.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How one big India-US deal gave us six big gains to cheer — including decimation of Left

To think the India-US nuclear deal was about a bilateral relationship or energy is to miss the point. It had much larger implications.